Topics in Geometric Group Theory

Author: Pierre de la Harpe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226317196
Release Date: 2000-10-15
Genre: Mathematics

In this book, Pierre de la Harpe provides a concise and engaging introduction to geometric group theory, a new method for studying infinite groups via their intrinsic geometry that has played a major role in mathematics over the past two decades. A recognized expert in the field, de la Harpe adopts a hands-on approach, illustrating key concepts with numerous concrete examples. The first five chapters present basic combinatorial and geometric group theory in a unique and refreshing way, with an emphasis on finitely generated versus finitely presented groups. In the final three chapters, de la Harpe discusses new material on the growth of groups, including a detailed treatment of the "Grigorchuk group." Most sections are followed by exercises and a list of problems and complements, enhancing the book's value for students; problems range from slightly more difficult exercises to open research problems in the field. An extensive list of references directs readers to more advanced results as well as connections with other fields.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Clara Löh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319722542
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Mathematics

Inspired by classical geometry, geometric group theory has in turn provided a variety of applications to geometry, topology, group theory, number theory and graph theory. This carefully written textbook provides a rigorous introduction to this rapidly evolving field whose methods have proven to be powerful tools in neighbouring fields such as geometric topology. Geometric group theory is the study of finitely generated groups via the geometry of their associated Cayley graphs. It turns out that the essence of the geometry of such groups is captured in the key notion of quasi-isometry, a large-scale version of isometry whose invariants include growth types, curvature conditions, boundary constructions, and amenability. This book covers the foundations of quasi-geometry of groups at an advanced undergraduate level. The subject is illustrated by many elementary examples, outlooks on applications, as well as an extensive collection of exercises.

Geometric Group Theory Down Under

Author: John Cossey
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110806861
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

The series is aimed specifically at publishing peer reviewed reviews and contributions presented at workshops and conferences. Each volume is associated with a particular conference, symposium or workshop. These events cover various topics within pure and applied mathematics and provide up-to-date coverage of new developments, methods and applications.

Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory

Author: Sean Cleary
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821828229
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Mathematics

This volume grew out of two AMS conferences held at Columbia University (New York, NY) and the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ) and presents articles on a wide variety of topics in group theory. Readers will find a variety of contributions, including a collection of over 170 open problems in combinatorial group theory, three excellent survey papers (on boundaries of hyperbolic groups, on fixed points of free group automorphisms, and on groups of automorphisms of compact Riemann surfaces), and several original research papers that represent the diversity of current trends in combinatorial and geometric group theory. The book is an excellent reference source for graduate students and research mathematicians interested in various aspects of group theory.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Graham A. Niblo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521446805
Release Date: 1993-08-12
Genre: Mathematics

The articles in these two volumes arose from papers given at the 1991 International Symposium on Geometric Group Theory, and they represent some of the latest thinking in this area. Many of the world's leading figures in this field attended the conference, and their contributions cover a wide diversity of topics. This second volume contains solely a ground breaking paper by Gromov, which provides a fascinating look at finitely generated groups. For anyone whose interest lies in the interplay between groups and geometry, these books will be an essential addition to their library.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Goulnara N. Arzhantseva
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764384128
Release Date: 2007-09-24
Genre: Mathematics

This volume has its origins in the Barcelona Conference in Group Theory (July 2005) and the conference "Asymptotic and Probabilistic Methods in Geometric Group Theory" held in Geneva (June 2005). Twelve peer-reviewed research articles written by experts in the field present the most recent results in abstract and geometric group theory. In particular there are two articles by A. Juhász.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Cornelia Druţu
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9781470411046
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Geometric group theory

The key idea in geometric group theory is to study infinite groups by endowing them with a metric and treating them as geometric spaces. This applies to many groups naturally appearing in topology, geometry, and algebra, such as fundamental groups of manifolds, groups of matrices with integer coefficients, etc. The primary focus of this book is to cover the foundations of geometric group theory, including coarse topology, ultralimits and asymptotic cones, hyperbolic groups, isoperimetric inequalities, growth of groups, amenability, Kazhdan's Property (T) and the Haagerup property, as well as their characterizations in terms of group actions on median spaces and spaces with walls. The book contains proofs of several fundamental results of geometric group theory, such as Gromov's theorem on groups of polynomial growth, Tits's alternative, Stallings's theorem on ends of groups, Dunwoody's accessibility theorem, the Mostow Rigidity Theorem, and quasiisometric rigidity theorems of Tukia and Schwartz. This is the first book in which geometric group theory is presented in a form accessible to advanced graduate students and young research mathematicians. It fills a big gap in the literature and will be used by researchers in geometric group theory and its applications.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Mladen Bestvina
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9781470412272
Release Date: 2014-12-24
Genre: Mathematics

Geometric group theory refers to the study of discrete groups using tools from topology, geometry, dynamics and analysis. The field is evolving very rapidly and the present volume provides an introduction to and overview of various topics which have played critical roles in this evolution. The book contains lecture notes from courses given at the Park City Math Institute on Geometric Group Theory. The institute consists of a set of intensive short courses offered by leaders in the field, designed to introduce students to exciting, current research in mathematics. These lectures do not duplicate standard courses available elsewhere. The courses begin at an introductory level suitable for graduate students and lead up to currently active topics of research. The articles in this volume include introductions to CAT(0) cube complexes and groups, to modern small cancellation theory, to isometry groups of general CAT(0) spaces, and a discussion of nilpotent genus in the context of mapping class groups and CAT(0) groups. One course surveys quasi-isometric rigidity, others contain an exploration of the geometry of Outer space, of actions of arithmetic groups, lectures on lattices and locally symmetric spaces, on marked length spectra and on expander graphs, Property tau and approximate groups. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers interested in geometric group theory. Titles in this series are co-published with the Institute for Advanced Study/Park City Mathematics Institute. Members of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) receive a 20% discount from list price.

Geometric Methods in Group Theory

Author: José Burillo
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821833629
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Mathematics

This volume presents articles by speakers and participants in two AMS special sessions, Geometric Group Theory and Geometric Methods in Group Theory, held respectively at Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain). The expository and survey articles in the book cover a wide range of topics, making it suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in group theory.

Hyperbolic Geometry and Geometric Group Theory

Author: K.Fujiwara
Publisher:
ISBN: 4864970424
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: Geometric group theory

The 7th Seasonal Institute of the Mathematical Society of Japan on Hyperbolic Geometry and Geometric Group Theory was held from July 30-August 5, 2014, at the University of Tokyo. This volume, the proceedings of the meeting, collects survey and research articles in this fast-growing field by international specialists. This volume is recommended for researchers and graduate students interested in hyperbolic geometry, geometric group theory, and low-dimensional topology.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Graham A. Niblo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521435293
Release Date: 1993-07-30
Genre: Mathematics

These two volumes contain survey papers given at the 1991 international symposium on geometric group theory, and they represent some of the latest thinking in this area. Many of the world's leading figures in this field attended the conference, and their contributions cover a wide diversity of topics. Volume I contains reviews of such subjects as isoperimetric and isodiametric functions, geometric invariants of a groups, Brick's quasi-simple filtrations for groups and 3-manifolds, string rewriting, and algebraic proof of the torus theorem, the classification of groups acting freely on R-trees, and much more. Volume II consists solely of a ground breaking paper by M. Gromov on finitely generated groups.

Topology and Geometric Group Theory

Author: Michael Davis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319436746
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Mathematics

This book presents articles at the interface of two active areas of research: classical topology and the relatively new field of geometric group theory. It includes two long survey articles, one on proofs of the Farrell–Jones conjectures, and the other on ends of spaces and groups. In 2010–2011, Ohio State University (OSU) hosted a special year in topology and geometric group theory. Over the course of the year, there were seminars, workshops, short weekend conferences, and a major conference out of which this book resulted. Four other research articles complement these surveys, making this book ideal for graduate students and established mathematicians interested in entering this area of research.

Geometric Group Theory

Author: Ruth Charney
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110810820
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

This series is devoted to the publication of monographs, lecture resp. seminar notes, and other materials arising from programs of the OSU Mathemaical Research Institute. This includes proceedings of conferences or workshops held at the Institute, and other mathematical writings.

A course on geometric group theory

Author: Brian Hayward Bowditch
Publisher: Mathematical Society Of Japan Memoirs
ISBN: 4931469353
Release Date: 2006-07
Genre: Mathematics

This volume is intended as a self-contained introduction to the basic notions of geometric group theory, the main ideas being illustrated with various examples and exercises. One goal is to establish the foundations of the theory of hyperbolic groups. There is a brief discussion of classical hyperbolic geometry, with a view to motivating and illustrating this.The notes are based on a course given by the author at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, intended for fourth year undergraduates and graduate students, and could form the basis of a similar course elsewhere. Many references to more sophisticated material are given, and the work concludes with a discussion of various areas of recent and current research.Published by Mathematical Society of Japan and distributed by World Scientific Publishing Co. for all markets